Item description : One young Platycerium elephantotis sporeling.You receive a plant similar to the one on pictures.
SHIPPING: It’s a pure tropical species, so from now on and until March, it’s highly recommended to purchase a 72h heatpack from the shop, without it I cannot guarantee the plant will arrive in good conditions. Also, for all the localities that are not neighboring France (and that includes South Italy, the South of Iberian Peninsula), it’s highly recommended to chose the Express shipping option.
All the Platycerium I offer were grown by myself from spores or offsets in France, unless stated otherwise. These plants are much easier and healthier than the ones offered imported directly from SE Asia that often go into shock because they were in a very different climate.
Habitat and Description : Beautiful epiphytic fern from the African continent. The name “elephantotis” refers to the fertile fronds of this species that look like elephant feet. Very tolerant to drought, this species can enter in dormancy and have a very shrivelled aspect but as soon as rain is back it rehydrates and grows back almost instantly. This species can reach very large dimensions.
Care : Easy to grow but prefers acidic water, if your water is too alkaline it’s better to bath your plant in rainwater or distilled water. When the plant is well acclimated, you can put it in half shade or full sun. This species can tolerate drought to some extent but needs plenty of water during the growing season.
Cold hardiness : Tropical